Austin crime will continue to be a topic of discussion as the city grows and attracts new residents. At True Protection we value the safety and security of Austin and all of its residents. The following Austin crime information is provided to help inform and educate individuals to better protect their homes, businesses, and families.
Austin Crime Top Stories
- Suspects sought in three East Austin robberies
- Teen accused of breaking into patrol car, stealing firearms
- Homes broken into, guns stolen in Hays County
Zip Code Spotlight: 78757
The following image shows different Austin crimes committed between March 1, 2016 and May 9, 2016. The type of crime is identified with the key below the image.
Recommended tips for a more secure home
Residential break-ins are occurring all over the city of Austin with older homes being the most susceptible. Reports are saying the majority of these break-ins are through the front or back door. A few steps can be taken to make it much more difficult for an intruder to gain access to your home. Sliding glass doors, french doors, and hinge doors with large panes of glass are some of the easiest to break into.
Keep all doors locked! This sounds like a simple thing but it can be easy to forget and the first thing an intruder will check. Also, the type of lock is also important. If your door has glass that can be easily broken intruders will often break this glass and walk right in. Or, if it’s a small pane of glass, they will break the glass and reach inside to open the door by turning the lock. A double cylinder dead bolt lock can make it that much more difficult for an intruder to gain access. Remove the key before you leave and keep it hidden and close by.
Locked doors do not always stop the most persistent criminals. Installing a security system and all of the necessary deterrents such as window decals and yard signs will let intruders know you have an active alarm system, which is something they don’t usually want to test.
Protect your home with True Protection
At True Protection we install wireless alarm systems with a cellular connection to a top rated monitoring facility. By placing sensors on doors, windows, and near glass, you can be alerted any time someone kicks open a door or breaks glass near one of our glass breakage detectors. We also install door locks that can be tied directly into the system and controlled from an app on your smart phone or tablet. When the lock is tied into the system, the app will let you know if you’ve left your home without arming the system and if you left your door unlocked.
Here’s an example of how you can monitor your security system, door locks, and even a thermostat from your smart phone Alarm.com app: